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What God Promises To Give You

June 10, 2022

Hey, you’re back! Yay! I must say, I’m so glad you and I are going through Round 2 of Fighting Words by Ellie Holcomb together. Like, for real. Oh my gosh, girl, building new habits is a strugggggle for me when I try to do it by myself. What’s more, when that habit is centered around regularly reading God’s Word, the struggle goes to a whole 'nother level. It’s like, I know my desire to be closer to Jesus is strong. Too many times, though, life distracts me. 

But we have Jesus and each other to lean on as we build this new habit. And for me, that makes all the difference. I hope it does for you, too! Imagine us months from now, declaring more than we doubt, praying more than we panic, and speaking truth more than we believe lies. I can’t wait for that day!

So anyway, have you had a chance to read over Day 11 yet? I love how Ellie knows just how much to say each day to help me along but not overwhelm me. Today she talks about God’s promise to give us wisdom if we ask for it. 

OK, so what’s so special about wisdom?

I’ve asked God this question many times before. Then a few months ago, as I prayed desperately to God about my concerns, it hit me. I was asking God to fix my problems, but what I truly needed was His wisdom to respond to them. 

Think about it. How powerful would it be for you to know what to choose, say or do just when you need to? We aren't perfect, sure. God can still work through us, though, so that glimpses of wisdom rise up in us more often in unexpected moments! 

Take a look at our Round 2 scripture we'll start memorizing this week. It’s James 1:5 (NIV):

“If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.”

In today's video, Stacy Lowe, our study leader from Round 1 and Bible Study Companion writer, shares her tips for memorizing these verses. Like me, you may not have heard of these before. Check it out:





Now remember: Me and you, we're God's daughters. He loves our genuine attempts to remember His words. It's OK if we miss a word or two. The focus is on being with Him and thinking more about what He says. That's it! So let's keep going. How about we read over Days 11-13 and connect here again on Day 14 (Monday, June 13)? Deal?

Chat then! 


P.S. Here is a lock screen of our new verse, which you can use to help you practice.

Fighting Back!

In what area of life do you recognize you need wisdom? Are you open to asking God for wisdom about it?

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